Kudos to Governor Jared Polis, a Democrat, for declaring that the COVID-19 emergency is “over” and that he won’t be implementing another statewide mask mandate. “At this point if you haven’t been vaccinated, it’s really your own darn fault” if you catch COVID-19, he said. He pointed out that 84 percent of the people in state hospitals are unvaccinated.
But the number of people who aren’t vaccinated should not dictate state policy.
“The emergency is over,” he said. “You know, public health [officials] don’t get to tell people what to wear; that’s just not their job. Public health officials would say to always wear a mask because it decreases flu and decreases other illnesses… But that’s not something that you require; you don’t tell people what to wear.”
We’re even starting to hear some chatter that Polis is a potential 2024 presidential contender.